Seattle Language Academy in money trouble

Another casualty of the unstable economy, Fremont’s Seattle Language Academy says that they need to raise $125,000 in the next month or else they’ll have to close [Times]. They stopped paying most of the staff about two weeks ago, but enrollment in the 15 languages offered has dropped from about 450 student to about 300, and they just can’t support themselves.

A lot of the problem seems to be that most people take the classes to prepare for studying and traveling abroad, especially since the University of Washington and Seattle Central have been cutting back their language classes. With the economy in the state that it is, people just aren’t traveling as much as they used to, making learning another language an even lower priority.

They’re hoping that a last-ditch fundraising effort will save them, but if it doesn’t, any money they raise will go to paying the staff.

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